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Large Family Buffalo Chicken Taquitos | Make-Head, Freezer Lunch Recipes!

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Make a spicy appetizer or full large family meal with these Large Family Buffalo Chicken Taquitos. They consist of shredded chicken, cheese, and your favorite buffalo wing sauce!

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

If you are searching for an on-the-go lunch, these Large Family Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are perfect. You will need to gather your ingredients, prepare your taquitos by combining ingredients and rolling them into flour tortillas, then bake this simple meal. It is such a simple recipe that will leave you with a flavorful treat to enjoy by itself or with a side of ranch and some celery sticks.

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Large Family Buffalo Chicken Taquitos | Make-Head, Freezer Lunch Recipes!

Ingredients Needed to Make Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

If you would like to make the Big Family Buffalo Chicken Taquitos, you will need these ingredients to get started:

  • Cooked Shredded Chicken Make the chicken in your instant pot! Shred-it with two forks or a hand mixer.
  • Cream Cheese. Allow the cream cheese to sit out for several minutes to soften.
  • Buffalo Wing Sauce. Use any brand of buffalo wing sauce that you prefer.
  • Monterey Jack Cheese. Add cheese in the mixture with your chicken to bring more flavor to the dish.
  • Fajita-Size Flour Tortillas. Use any brand of flour tortillas that you would normally buy.

It is also a good idea to have blue cheese and ranch available, both of which you can serve on the side of your taquitos.

Big Family Buffalo Chicken Taquitos | Make-Head, Freezer Lunch Recipes!

How Do I Make the Taquitos?

Set your oven to 400 degrees F and place a sheet of aluminum foil to your baking sheet. Spray the aluminum foil with a bit of cooking spray. Grab a large mixing bowl and combine your shredded chicken with cream cheese, buffalo sauce, and the monterey jack cheese. Add your mixture close to the center of each tortilla and roll them. Be sure to put them seam-side down on the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for up to 20 minutes.

Can I Use a Different Type of Cheese?

If you do not want to use monterey jack cheese, you can use a different type of cheese, such as mild cheddar, sharp cheddar, or a fiesta blend cheese. You can also skip the shredded cheese if you do not want to use it.

Can I Freeze the Taquitos?

Making meals ahead and freezing them is the easiest way to feed a large family. You can prepare the Buffalo Chicken Taquitos and then freeze them. Simply put them in an airtight container and place it in the freezer. You can keep your taquitos frozen for up to six months.

How Should I Prepare the Chicken?

There are lots of ways to make the chicken for this large family lunch. The easiest thing is to use leftover chicken from a chicken recipe you make earlier in the week. You can also grill, bake, air fry, use the instant pot, or even boil the chicken before shredding it into pieces to use for this lunch recipe. If you want to simplify things, consider buying a rotisserie chicken. You can pull pieces apart, place the chicken into a large bowl, and use a hand mixer or stand mixer to shred it into pieces in less than a minute.

What to Serve with the Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Serve some simple sides with your Buffalo Chicken Taquitos to keep yourself feeling full for hours. You can serve a side of fresh celery sticks, cut carrots, or if you want something sweet make one of my make-ahead cookies. Besides those ideas, you might want to prepare Cheesy Asparagusair fryer apple fries, or Southwestern Quinoa. A baked potato would also taste great with these quesadillas. If you prefer to keep it healthy, choose some fresh grapes or a layered spring salad.

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Large Family Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

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Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Large Family Buffalo Chicken Taquitos | Make-Head, Freezer Lunch Recipes!

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20 taquitos
  • Category: Dinner/Lunch
  • Method: Oven

Description

Make a spicy appetizer or full meal with these Large Family Buffalo Chicken Taquitos. They consist of shredded chicken, cheese, and your favorite buffalo wing sauce!


Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese
  • 2 (8.2 ounce) packages fajita size flour tortillas
  • Blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping (optional)
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spritz with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a bowl, blend the chicken, cream cheese, buffalo sauce, and monterey jack cheese.

  3. Place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken off-center in each tortilla.  Roll up the tortilla as tightly as possible without tearing the tortilla and place on the baking sheet with the seam side down.

  4. Bake the taquitos for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

  5. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.


Notes

To freeze: Place in an airtight container. Store for up to 6 months. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

 

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These taquitos taste great and are an easy lunch idea for large families. Have your children join you in making these to teach them how to cook.

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